Tony Cragg at HEART - Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark
Buchmann Galerie is pleased to announce a major survey exhibition of British sculptor Tony Cragg at HEART - Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark.
The exhibition presents Tony Cragg's entire oeuvre, from his black-and-white photographs from the 1970s and rough sculptures made of debris, to the colourful works of the 1980s that brought him his breakthrough, to the virtuoso sculptures of recent years.
Tony Cragg explores the possibilities offered by different materials, also in terms of signification. His work incorporates residual products and scraps, and he began working with plastic early in his career. The choice of material is not an overt critique of consumer culture, but rather may indicate a certain acceptance of the existence, properties and even beauty of plastic. In this sense, Tony Cragg's persistent awareness of his chosen materials points to key aspects of the HEART collection, including Piero Manzoni and the Arte Povera movement, all of whom worked in their own way with residual and waste materials in their work.